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Lucy, the Truffle Hunter

Lucy, her velvet coat of white with licks of brown glowing in the sun, chose to ignore us. She bounded out from the back of a pickup van and set … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Behind Bars in Bollywood

A smarmy politician was being heckled by the electronic media and mikes were being thrust in his face, with news persons shouting agitatedly: “Kyu Kyu (Why? Why?).” Apparently, the politician … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Swiss Bliss and Murphy’s Law

Each time we travel in India or overseas on assignment, friends and family call out to our retreating backs: “Have fun. ”  Most people feel that travelling around the country … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Help! Our Bags Have Gone to Timbuktu

We suffer from terminal wanderlust. So much so that pedestrian issues such as lost luggage, delayed flights, missed connections and other snafus rarely faze us. The problem of lost luggage … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Zen-ing Out in Japan

Two years ago, we managed to delay our train from Mumbai to Jodhpur by 5 minutes. The train was almost ready to pull out of the station when we ran … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Tale of Two Elephants

Friends? Only if you feed me! Her dishrag ears flapped to keep her cool in the afternoon sun and her tensile trunk swung around like a pendulum in search of … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pope’s Swiss Guard from Bettmeralp

Yesterday as we watched the Vatican’s Swiss guards in their colourful costumes bid a final farewell to Pope Benedict XVI as he flew off to retirement in a helicopter, the … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 4 Comments